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It was a full room for Watauga Democrat's third annual Best of the Best dinner and awards
presentation at Boone United Methodist Church. Photo by Mark Mitchell

Originally published: 2013-04-11 21:05:03
Last modified: 2013-04-11 21:05:03

Watauga's best honored

by Anna Oakes

Watauga County's best business and civic leaders were urged to energize fellow community members to excel at the third annual Best of the Best People's Choice Awards Thursday.

The event, presented by Watauga Democrat and sponsored by Boone Drugs Inc. and SkyLine SkyBest, took place at Boone United Methodist Church, with dinner catered by Bandana's Bar-B-Que.

Mountain Times Publications Publisher Gene Fowler and advertising director Charlie Price shared hosting duties. John G. Aldridge Sr., president of the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, served as the guest speaker for the evening.

"By recognizing the best, hopefully we will energize the rest," Aldridge said to a full room of attendees and award winners.

The full slate of award finalists and winners will be published in the Best of the Best Commemorative Edition in the Sunday, April 14, edition of Watauga Democrat and the Thursday, April 18, issue of The Mountain Times.